by Black Bubblegum

Growing at ATP NY (more by Zach Dilgard)

Growing and their bleeps, blorps, and bloops will team up with the killer guitar loop-stravaganza of The Psychic Paramount for a show at Death By Audio on June 26th, one of a pair of NYC shows for Growing. The gigs will serve as a warm-up for the band that recently became a trio (Sadie Laska of IUD is now a member of Growing) before they head out to jolly ol' England in the tail end of July.

The second NYC date for Growing is on July 10th, where the band will join Javelin, Devin Flynn & Gary Panter, Kokomo and headliner What Cheer? Brigade at Market Hotel.

The What Cheer? Brigade is a rowdy 19-piece brass band from Providence, RI. We play Luddite Hardcore, loud, mobile music requiring no electricity. We are a party band, and our sound incorporates elements of the following musical traditions: Bollywood, Balkan, New Orleans, Samba, and punk...

In short, WCB is a band in the high school drum major sense, similar to their west coast counterparts Extra Action Marching Band, playing loud originals as well as covers such as Salt n Pepa's "Push It" and The "$25K Pyramid Theme" in the video below. The band also has a few MP3s for stream and download. Their Brooklyn show is one day before they play the 2009 Whartscape Festival in Baltimore.

IUD will team up with Bloody Panda (who have Summon on the way) and the incomparable Jarboe for a show at Santos Party House on June 27th, the same night as the Growing DBA gig.

All dates and videos below...

What Cheer? Brigade performing "$25K Pyramid Theme" and "Push It"

Growing - "Lens Around"

Jun 26 2009 DEATH BY AUDIO Brooklyn, New York*
Jul 10 2009 MARKET HOTEL Brooklyn, New York**
Jul 20 2009 Luminaire London
Jul 21 2009 FreeButt Brighton
Jul 22 2009 The Portland Arms Cambridge
Jul 23 2009 The Brudenell Social Club Leeds
Jul 24 2009 Nice N Sleazy Glasgow
Jul 25 2009 SUPERSONIC Birmingham, East
* w/ The Psychic Paramount
** w/ Javelin, What Cheer? Brigade, Devin Flynn & Gary Panter, and Kokomo

July 10 Brooklyn, New York Market Hotel*
July 11 Baltimore, MD WHARTSCAPE 2009!!!!!
July 30 Asheville, NC Bobo Gallery
July 31 Chattanooga, TN Winder Binder Gallery
August 1 Athens, GA Farm 255
August 2 Atlanta, GA EYEDRUM
August 3 Pensacola, FL Sluggo's
August 4 New Orleans, LA TBD
August 5 Baton Rouge, LA TBD
August 6 Little Rock, AR Downtown Music
August 7 St. Louis, MO CAMP
August 15 Machias, ME Machias Grange Hall
* w/ Javelin, Growing, Devin Flynn & Gary Panter, and Kokomo